UK leader hopefuls make final push amid soaring cost crisis


              Protesters gather outside Perth Concert Hall in Perth, Scotland, where Conservative leadership hopefuls, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are due to take part in an hustings event, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
            
              A new mural showing the two Conservative leadership contestants Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss appears on a wall in Belfast City Centre, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. The British Prime Minister hopefuls are due to speak in Belfast on Wednesday during a Conservative party hustings. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
            
              Liz Truss meets supporters at a Conservative Party leadership election hustings at the NEC, Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are running to succeed Boris Johnson as party leader. The winner will be chosen by Conservative Party members across the country. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              Rishi Sunak addresses a Conservative Party leadership election hustings at the NEC, Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are running to succeed Boris Johnson as party leader. The winner will be chosen by Conservative Party members across the country. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              Liz Truss addresses Conservative Party members during a Conservative leadership election hustings at the NEC, Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Thames Valley Police, at Milton Keynes Police Station in Buckinghamshire, Britain, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2022. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has entered his last week in office ahead of the election of a new Conservative Party leader, who will also take the post of Prime Minister. (Andrew Boyers/PA via AP)
            
              Members of the National Union of Journalists demonstrate outside the offices of Reach Plc, in Canary Wharf, London, as they begin strike action after talks to resolve a pay dispute broke down, in London, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. More than 1,000 journalists from at Reach newspapers and websites from around the country took part in the strike action from publications including The Mirror, Express, Daily Record and Sunday Mail. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
UK leader hopefuls make final push amid soaring cost crisis